Enlarged Uterus

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Posted on Friday, August 30, 2002 – 3:50 pm

What is the normal size of uterius? Dr said my uterius was 13 cm. Is that alot bigger? I had Fibroids removed about 5 years ago. Don’t want to do that again just to grow back. I am 48 years old.

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)
Posted on Sunday, September 01, 2002 – 3:37 pm

Dear Nancy-
The size of a normal uterus varies depending on whether a woman has been pregnant or not, how many times and on the age of the patient.
Your 13cm uterus is much larger than the norm.

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2002 – 10:25 pm

i was told today that my uterius is enlarged and they are sending me to a specialist for a consult on thursday. what do they usually do for this?

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)>
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 – 7:54 pm

Dear Maureen-
What they will recommend will be dependent on what they feel is the reason for the enlargement. You will probably start out with a pelvic ultrasound to determine a diagnosis.

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 – 4:25 pm

Hi doctor,
Thanks for your prior help to answer my questions.
As I told you earlier, I have several fibroids with largest being 3.1*2.9 mm in size and all being intramural and subserous in nature.I am having no symptoms at all other than heaviness of stomach . Do you think this small fibroids can cause me any symptoms presently?
I also want to know if health insurance bought in UK can cover FAS?
please help.

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)
Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2002 – 4:05 pm

Dear Mandy-
Many women have multiple fibroids and experience no symptoms..it depends on their size and location. Eventually if you don’t take care of them..you will experience some type of side effects..whether it is bleeding, abdominal pressure, urinary frequency, painful sex, constipation, or inability to fit in your clothes, women experience something. It is best to just get rid of them as soon as possible.
To answer your other questions….our recurrence rates are so low because of the techniques used in the surgery..we DONT leave tumors behind, like other myomectomy procedures. We can get access to the center of the uterus and remove the intramural tumors that are not accessed with other surgeries. Traditional myomectomy statistics are so high not because the tumors re-occur but because they are not all removed during the first surgery. Our procedure does remove them all. We do also have a natural anti-fibroid formula available for post operative use for patients with severe disease.
We have no experience with insurance out of the US…you would need to pay for the procedure and then take home bills and submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.